Settler Science and Alien Contact


Join us for a conversation celebrating the publication of AICRJ’s special issue on Settler Science, Alien Contact and Searches for Intelligence. Featuring author interviews by guest editors David Shorter and Kim TallBear, brief talks by contributors, and a creative reading by Kim TallBear, this event will take you “where few settler academics have gone before.” You [...]

Hawthorn Lecture: “Close Encounters of the Colonial Kind” with Dr. Kim TallBear

Frederic Wood Theatre 6354 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC

“Close Encounters of the Colonial Kind” This talk is spoken in the voice of IZ, which represents the evolving field that began as American Indian or Native American studies in the USA in the second half of the 20th century. Today, Critical Indigenous Studies brings together multiple Indigenous self-determination and sovereignty political movements around the world as they intellectually engage the academy. As Aileen Moreton-Robinson writes, “Indigenous-centered approaches to knowledge production are thriving” globally in the 21st century. Our “object of study is colonizing power in its multiple forms, whether the gaze is on Indigenous issues or on Western knowledge production.” In this talk, Kim TallBear’s object of study and critical polydisciplinamorous engagement is a scientist character who searches for signs of “intelligent” life off-Earth.

A Sharpening of the Already Present – SMOLDERING EMBERS

University of California, Santa Cruz 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA

We will explore the pleasures, perils & politics of fire through art, theory, practice, and activism. On the UCSC campus in the DARC building, room #108.


Conference Keynote: Three Mundanities of Indigenous Genocide Denial in the USA

Vineyard Room (USC Davidson Continuing Education Center, Lower Level) 3409 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA

Conference Overview October 22-26, 2022 at the University of Southern California, University Park Campus Vineyard Room (USC Davidson Continuing Education Center, Lower Level) 3409 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90007 Registration required - Please scroll down to register Join us in person or online. The international conference “Mass Violence and Its Lasting Impact on Indigenous [...]